Picture House Cinemas have confirmed that the new cinema in the old St Thomas More Hall on Lordship Lane will open on Friday 20 March.

The press release says: ‘the Cinema will be equipped with state of the art digital projection and sound technology, with comfortable seating and ample legroom. There will be 3 Screens totalling a capacity of 244 seats: Screen 1 - 105 seats, Screen 2 - 86 seats and Screen 3 - 53 seats, with extra seating for the disabled. The architectural integrity of the previously disused community hall will be preserved and in some cases re-exposed - as with the beam work previously hidden by suspended ceilings’.

The operator sees the new cinema as primarily a ‘community cinema’, serving the local area- for people who can easily walk, cycle or take the bus to it. It also says that it has partnered with surrounding businesses and organisations, and will offer members great local discounts at shops and restaurants.